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Walking Hub

The Ballyhoura region is renowned for its beauty and provides a range of walks to suit all abilities. Explore the Ballyhoura Walks and trails in the links below…..

Yoga Walks Ireland- Taking Yoga To a Whole New Level

  Yoga Walks Ireland- Taking Yoga to a whole new level!  Yoga means ‘union,’. Many aspects of yoga are in fact about being in the moment and at one with nature or the universe. Being outside can intensify the yoga experience in many ways, since nature...

#FindYourTrail – Press Release

The Irish Sports Council launched a digital Video #FindYourTrail to encourage people of all ages and ability to enjoy the great Irish outdoors. Recreational trails help people to enjoy the outdoors and facilitate, promote and manage a range of outdoor activities...

Beara Breifne Way walk

The Beara-Breifne Way
The Way runs 500 km north from the tip of Beara Peninsula at Dursey in Co. Cork to Blacklion area in the Breifne area of Co Leitrim And Cavan, following generally the line of the 17th century march of OSullivan Beare, the last great chieftain of West Cork and South Kerry area. In the words of Dan O Sullivan. Community representative, Kealkil, the idea was to transform “the theme of tribulation into a celebration of human spirit and endurance.

Ballyhoura Bears Walking Club

Welcome to the Ballyhoura Bears Walking Club. Our club is located in the south of Ireland. Our members are from Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and beyond. The Ballyhoura Bears Walking Club organises walks each Sunday and visitors are welcome to join in. The club walk...

Active Walks – Guided Tours

Are you an individual, group, club or company? Then we have a  WALK/ADVENTURE  to suit you! From a walk in the park (suitable for persons with impaired mobility) to Ballyhoura and Galtee Mountains, we can organise and lead it for you. Or, if you are into something...

Attychraan Loop Walk – Kilbeheny

Ballyhoura Country offers the visitor a wide varity of walking experiences  from exploring riverbands, quiet country roads, rugged mountains, rich bogs, and mythical landscapes. Mitchelstown is the ideal base to explore the walking trails of the three counties,...

Benard Loop Walk – Anglesboro

Trailhead: Community Centre, Anglesboro, Co Limerick Distance: 18km Time: 4hrs -5hrs A-B. Starting from the Community Centre, follow the purple (and green) arrows downhill and veer right at the road junction. The green arrows are for the shorter Paradise Hill Loop....

Castle Gale Loop Walk – Darragh

Distance : 7km Time: 1hr30min 2hrs Trailhead : Darragh Bridge, Darragh, Co Limerick Description: A-B. Starting from trailhead, follow the green (and purple) arrows uphill along the surfaced roadway to reach a T-junction. (The purple arrows are for the longer Darragh...

Nature Loop Walk – Clare Glens, Murroe

Distance: 2km Time: 30 mins 1 hr Trailhead: Clare Glens, Murroe, Co Limerick A-B. The loop starts from a metal swing gate at the left of the bridge over the Clare River. Turn left onto a narrow trail following the green and purple arrows  the purple arrows are for the...

Old Barge Loop Walk – O’Briens Bridge, Co. Clare

Distance: 12km Time: 2hr 30mins  3hrs Trailhead : O’Briens Bridge, Co Clare A-B. Starting from the riverside car park, follow the pathway along the River Shannon away from the village. You are following the red arrows on the waymarkers but there are also blue...

Errinagh Bridge Loop Walk – O’Briens Bridge, Co. Clare

Distance: 7km Time: 1hr 30mins – 2hrs Trailhead: O’Briens Bridge, Co Clare The Errinagh Canal was built to allow navigation of boats and barges to the city of Limerick . Today, the canal is being developed as a recreational amenity (fishing, watersports,...

Galty Walk

This Galtee walk begins in Kings Yard near Kilbehenny and reaches Galtymore. This route will take you onto the Galtee Mountains where you can enjoy clear air, superb views, corrie lakes, wooded foothills, mountain streams and open...

Darby’s Bed Loop Walk – Galbally

North-west of Galbally, at the pinnacle of a 265 metre high hill, is the megalithic (mega=big; lith=stone) passage grave known as Duntryleague .The Fort of the Three Pillar Stones, which is perhaps 6,000 or more years old. Known locally as Darbys Bed, the tomb has a...

Ballyhoura Way

In December 1602, in the wake of the defeat of Gaelic forces at the Battle of Kinsale, Donal Cam O Suilleabhain, the chief of the O’Sullivan clan, was isolated and surrounded by his enemies in his territories in West Cork. He resolved to seek asylum with his...

Clare Glens Loop Walk – Murroe

Distance 2km- 30mins  1hr or 4km- 1-1hr 30 Trailhead: Clare Glens, Murroe, Co Limerick Download the Clare Glens Loop Walk MAP The Clare Glens is a wooded area along the banks of the Clare River, which separates counties Limerick and Tipperary. The scenery is...

Killavullen Loop Walk – Killavullen

Distance:12km Estimated Time:3hrs- 4hrs Trailhead : Killavullen, Co Cork Download the Killavullen Loop Walk MAP   This loop incorporates a short section of the Blackwater Way (a long-distance route) before ascending woodland paths and forest roads towards Corran...

Glenstal Woods, Murroe

Distance: 18km Time: 4hrs – 5hrs Trailhead: Glenstal Woods, Murroe, Co Limerick. The Slieve Felim region is an area between Limerick City, Nenagh, Thurles, and Tipperary  and so called because it is dominated by the Slieve Felim Mountains. It is a place of quiet...

Ballyhourigan Woods Loop Walk – Toor

Distance: 9km Time: 2hr30mins  3 hrs Trailhead: Doonane Car Park, Toor, Co. Limerick Keeper Hill is situated in the Slieve Felim mountain range in North Tipperary  but just 15km east of Limerick City. The Gaelic name for the hill is Sliabh Coime the mountain of...

Paradise Hill Loop Walk – Anglesboro

Distance: 13km Time: 3hrs – 4hrs Trailhead: Community Centre, Anglesboro, Co Limerick A-B. Starting from the Community Centre, follow the green (and purple) arrows downhill and veer right at the road junction. The purple arrows are for the longer Benard Loop....

Knockduv Loop Walk – Ardpatrick

Distance: 5km Time: 1hr15mins  1hr30mins Trailhead: Ballinaboola Woods Car Park, Ardpatrick, Co Limerick A-B. Starting from trailhead, follow the green (and purple) arrows uphill from the car park. The purple arrows are for the longer Ballinaboola Loop. After 300m you...

Blackrock Loop Walk – Glenosheen

Distance: 11km Time: 2hr30mins  3hrs From Glenosheen, County Limerick, make your way to Greenwood Forest to commence your walk around the Black Rock Loop. Set off on the Goat Path towards a quiet lane heading southeast along the valley, with Seefin Mountain rising to...

Canon Sheehan Loop Walk – Ardpatrick

NOTE: DETOUR IN PLACE ON THIS WALK, CHECK THE ROUTE MAP ON LOCATION TO SEE WHERE Distance: 7km Time:  2.5hrs Start from the village of Ardpatrick on the R512 between Kilmallock, Co Limerick and Fermoy. Co Cork. Follow the R512 in the direction of Fermoy for 3km,...


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